Re: Computer illiterate, $1000 budget.
First, I am truly hesitant to build my own computer. I understand the savings to be found going this path however I also think, knowing me, that there would be inherent risk of accidentally breaking stuff, zapping motherboard with a static shock or whatever Murphey's law has set for me.
To answer your question however, I actually have 2 different types. I own a brand new, 1000gb seagate barracuda SATA drive which is blank.
The music is located on a PATA 750 gb.
While my old desktop was operational, I planned on transferring the music onto the new drive. I ordered the drive and by the time it came I had fried the computer by doing a lot of electrical work on the house, turning breakers on and off, without unplugging the desktop.
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I am not completely opposed to rebuilding and remain open to being swayed. I kind of figured I would just install the drives into a pre-built.
Also I would note, the music is not my priority. A clean slate desktop pc would be fine, although if I can get the music too that's even better.